End of a ‘house for life’ for council tenants

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FIXED-TERM tenancies for are to be introduced for people who live in council or commissioners’ houses.

From April this year, all new tenancies will be awarded for a fixed period of two years in a move announced by the Department of Social Care. It is a first step towards means testing.

It will allow for tenancy terms to be changed and the rent increased where there has been a change in circumstances, such as a significant rise in income.

More on this story in Monday’s Isle of Man Examiner

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